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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pizza pan chore board-DIY

My six year old has asked me several times to make her a "chore chart".  I've tried, with just some paper on the computer, but we never seem to keep up with them.  I have seen the CUTE calendars that people have made using cookie sheets and have wanted to try and make one.  Then today, as I thought of merging the two ideas!  This is what I came up with!

I started with a pizza pan that I used to use for something other than pizza.

Then, I covered it with some scrapbook paper and added some chipboard letters and flowers.

Notice, I had some of the pan showing on the top and bottom, so I added some ric rac around the outside.  Then, I just glued strips of paper with things she needs to do each day onto magnets.  I added the two little frames with "to do's" and "done" so that she could move the chore from to do to done herself!  She helped out a little bit and thought that was fun.  You could do this on a cookie sheet too and put more than one child on it!  I just used all stuff I already had around the house, so I didn't have to put out any more money!

Now, I'm gonna put that kid to work.


Danielle said...

oH My word. Hands down, this is the coolest thing everr. I can't wait for Lauryn to be old enough for chores. I will definitely be doing this.

Jenn said...

Its fantastically cute things like this that make me even more excited to have kids one day!

Until then, I may just make one for the hubs. :)

Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Wonder Woman said...

That is such a clever idea!

I made a chore chart out of felt for my 4 year old that I posted about this past fall for the same reason (not wanting to print out a new chart every day/week) and it has worked great!

Love that you were able to create it with things you already had!

Wonder Woman said...

oops, sorry I wasn't logged in...that comment was from heidi @ wonder woman wannabe!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I absolutely LOVE this darling idea! Fantastic.


6feetover said...

Holy cow that is SOOO adorable!!!! Now, if i could only put a 2 year old to work JUST so I would NEED to make one of those! I'm bookmarking this for later! LOVE it!


Lynette said...

This is way prettier than the conventional charts.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Wow - what a cute idea!

Plus, she asked to do chores?! What a great kid!!!!!!

Angelica Bays, said...

WOW! This is insanely cute! Good Job Mama!

Carol Conway-Fleisher said...

What cute chore chart. I love it. I am going to have make somthing out of my old pizza pan now. Thanks for sharing the great idea.

jenjen said...

That chore chart is adorable!!! I love it. I have been trying find a new chore system for my kids. What a great idea!

Thanks for linking up!!!


twojunkchix said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it. I'm wondering if I could put all 5 kids on one? Thanks for sharing!!